Published on March 28th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair0
S660: Possibly The Coolest, Smallest Honda Ever
Kei cars may be tiny, but just look at what you can do with those dimensions given the right engineering and design team. The Honda S660 is proof that the rest of the world is missing out on JDM goodies.
There were a few photos of production models being shipped earlier in the week, but we’re glad we waited for the official pictures to be released. Sure, it builds on the sporty design language we saw on the CR-Z, but it comes together so much better despite the smaller size.
We don’t normally see so many sharp angles on something this small (Daihatsu Copen, anyone?), but it makes total sense here.
It’s got a lot of supercar-inspired aesthetics, despite the obvious lack of power that comes from its 63 hp motor. There’s a single centre-mounted exhaust pipe à la the Aventador and a targa dop with a retractable window, just like the one in the Mclaren 650S.
There’s also a Modulo version with an enhanced body kit, stripes and even a needlessly over-the-top pop-up rear wing. There’s a lot of doubt that the 660cc motor will make use of that spoiler, regardless of whether the 5-speed manual or the CVT is being used. But rumour has it that a 130 hp turbocharged 1 litre engine will make it to other markets. Ours perhaps?